This winter has proved to be rather warmer than usual. Indeed, January thus far has shown signs of improving weather with lovely bright skies and sunshine. As I sat in our lounge at Blenheim Lodge today, I thought I would take a photo of the views from our Bed and Breakfast to share with you.

Today's view of Lake Windermere and the fells from our guest house, Blenheim Lodge B&B.
Today’s view of Lake Windermere and the fells from our guest house, Blenheim Lodge B&B.

As you can see, the warm weather has enabled the hedges and trees in our part of residential Bowness to hang on to their foliage. I don’t think I can remember a warmer winter in the 13 years we have been living here. For walkers, anglers, riders, ghyll scramblers and all who enjoy being outdoors, this warmish weather is a godsend: it is not too cold or too hot, and, without any chill wind blowing, the weather is just right!

'Couple walking on a footpath at Silver Howe in the Langdale Valley with the Langdale Pikes behind.' (Photo by Tony West.)
‘Couple walking on a footpath at Silver Howe in the Langdale Valley with the Langdale Pikes behind.’ (Photo by Tony West.)

Why not take advantage of this weather and visit the Lakes? We are offering two types of discounted stays to guests:

  • Stay any three nights, including weekends, and receive 10% off our Winter tariffs. For example, you could get a double en-suite room with views of Lake Windermere and the fells from only £40.50 per person per night, including breakfast.
  • Stay any two midweek nights and receive 5% off our Winter tariffs. For example, you could get a double en-suite room with views of Lake Windermere and the fells from only £42.75 per person per night, including breakfast.

The Lake District National Park is open as usual and guests will find plenty to see and do. Local attractions include Windermere Ferry Cruises which leave from Bowness Pier and sail to Lakeside, Ambleside and Ferry House.

windermere lake cruises, bowness bay, lake district
Take a cruise on Lake Windermere from Bowness Bay. (Photo by Tony West, courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

Other nearby attractions include Blackwell House, a listed Arts and Crafts building, and the Lakeland Motor Museum.

The Main Hall in Blackwell House, an important Arts and Craft house easily accessible from and located just a mile from Blenheim Lodge. (Photo courtesy of Blackwell House.)
The Main Hall in Blackwell House, an important Arts and Craft house easily accessible from and located just a mile from Blenheim Lodge. (Photo courtesy of Blackwell House.)

Or why not explore Bowness on foot? It is a thriving village with lots of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes to nip into for a meal or drink after a day of exploration or retail therapy.

Shopping at the Glebe by Lake Windermere, Bowness. (Photo by Dave Willis.)
Do some shopping at the Glebe by Lake Windermere, Bowness. The Glebe is 5 minutes’ walk from Blenheim Lodge. (Photo by Dave Willis.)
These shops are about a 2-minute walk downhill from our B&B guest house, Blenheim Lodge. (www.visitcumbria.com/amb/bowness-on-windermere.htm)
These shops are about a 2-minute walk downhill from our B&B guest house, Blenheim Lodge. (www.visitcumbria.com/amb/bowness-on-windermere.htm)

There is even a regular car ferry from Ferry Nab just 0.75 mile from our guest house which will transport vehicles, bikes and foot passengers to the opposite side of Lake Windermere.

Bowness-on-Windermere Car Ferry: photo courtesy of http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/bowness-ferry.htm.
Bowness-on-Windermere Car Ferry: photo courtesy of http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/bowness-ferry.htm.

Well, as you can see, there are lots to see and do locally and nearby. However, travel but a few minutes or more from Bowness where our guest house is located, and you will find even more things to see and do.

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‘”Ruskin” landing at the Brantwood jetty with the Coniston fells behind.’ Photo and words by Ben Barden. Coniston is a short 25-30-minute drive from our door.

Why not take advantage of our Special Offers and stay a little longer to make the most of your Lake District break?

This wonderful panorama of Old Bowness, Lake Windermere and the mountains beyond was snapped from The Eyrie single bedroom. This same view can be seen from The Attic and other front facing guest rooms.
This wonderful panorama of Old Bowness, Lake Windermere and the mountains beyond was snapped from The Eyrie single bedroom. This same view can be seen from The Attic and other front facing guest rooms.

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

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